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Electric City Trolley Museum, Scranton

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The Electric City Trolley Museum is located in downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania, next to the Steamtown National Historic Site.The museum displays and operates restored trolleys and interurbans on former lines of the Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Railroad, now owned by the government of Lackawanna County and operated by the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad.In 2006, the museum opened a 2,000-foot extension connecting the county's trolley line from the Steamtown National Historic Site to a new station and trolley restoration facility next to PNC Field in Moosic, Pennsylvania. The trip, including a long tunnel, replicates a typical 1920's interurban ride. The new tracks and trolley barn are part of a $2 million project financed by capital funds from the county and the state. The barn has space for up to nine trolleys, allowing the county museum to spend more time working to bring defunct cars back to running order. It has a gallery where visitors can observe the repairs.ManagementThe Electric City Trolley Museum is owned by the Electric City Trolley Museum Association.
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  • If you're planning to see both the trolley museum and the steamtown historic site next door, you should probably stop here first to get your tickets before looking at anything else. Apparently tickets...  more »
  • This is really three attractions in one. In Scranton they have a large museum about the trolley with a theater, large gift shop, many exhibits plus plenty of trolleys. Then ride the line and visit the...  more »
  • I was there yesterday and is within walking distance to the Steamtown Mall. They have an excellent assortment of original trains/equipment/artifacts to keep both old and young children interested. Thi...  more »
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  • Love it here -- have been coming for years; lot's to see and hands-on activities-- kids LOVE it!!
  • This is a great museum to take kids, it's educational and the trolley ride is fun.
  • An amazing trolley ride. It was nice to go through the tunnel, over the bridge, and going through downtown was quite the experience. I would highly recommend it!
  • Loved the engines/ trolleys....and the roundtable....just like Thomas Cook cartoons...my kid was so excited to see them in real...very friendly staff...always smiling and providing historical information. You can easily spend upto 3 hrs inside at hardly 7$ per head. Lots to explore and learn. Steam engine ride was fun....
  • As far as trolleys go this may be the only Museum of its kind for a long long ways. Run by the county it is a great place for kids to learn a lot of Tralee history around the country and especially here in Scranton. Bring the kids bring the entire School and have a fun time learning about trolleys , more than you ever wanted to know and books to back it up in the book store as well.